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by Simon Coulibaly Gillard


Aya grows up with her mother on the island of Lahou. Joyful and carefree, she likes to pick coconuts and sleep on the sand. However, her paradise is doomed to disappear under the waters. As the waves threaten her house, Aya makes a choice: the sea can rise, but she will not leave her island.

international title: Aya
original title: Aya
country: Belgium, France
sales agent: Taskovski Films
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Simon Coulibaly Gillard
film run: 90'
screenplay: Simon Coulibaly Gillard
cast: Marie-Josée Kokora, Patricia Egnabayou, Junior Asse
cinematography by: Simon Coulibaly Gillard
film editing: Marie-Hélène Mora, Bertrand Conard
producer: Sébastien Andres, Alice Lemaire, François-Pierre Clavel
production: Michigan Films, Kidam, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Shelter, Dérives
backing: Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Coopération belge au Développement (BE), France 2 (FR), Tax shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge (BE), Sabam (FR)
distributor: Screen Box, La Vingt-Cinquième Heure

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